The Saigon International University Library


Alexandria library plays an important part in SIU’s organization. It’s considered to be the second amphitheatre for students, where students, teachers and staff can find various materials and diverse information. It greatly contributes to improving teaching quality at the university.

Objectives, Function, Mission


Based on school’s general development strategy, Alexandria Library is well run aiming to inspire and satisfy knowledge and information needs for students, staff, and lecturers, which creates a fertile information environment. The university is constantly improving and upgrading its modern facilities to better meet readers’ demand, to efficiently serve the education mission and scientific researches.


Alexandria Library provides students with abundant information in different fields such as economics, culture, science, education, business and society…, enhancing teaching and learning activities, training and science research activities for students, professors and staff. Another function of Alexandria library is organizing, controlling, collecting and preserving different materials like books, newspapers, tapes, CDs, theses, and the school’s magazines.


The first mission of the Alexandria Library is to research, propose actions, policies, and plans to develop information sources in different areas with the purpose of responding to training and researching demands at school.

The second mission is to take responsibility for maintaining the information sources. The third mission is to help students, professors and staff best utilize the information sources in the library.

And the last mission of SIU library is to catalog and collect materials.


Traditional library

Alexandria library has a total of 7,140 books including 3,042 English books and 4,098 Vietnamese books. They are textbooks, reference books, bachelor’s theses, scientific research works, dictionaries and magazines…which are neatly and logically arranged. They are also cataloged into different specific areas including: textbooks, economics and business, computer science, dictionary, fiction, culture-tourism, magazines and many other fields.


The E-library is run effectively with a modern computer system, high tech equipment and high speed Internet access. The enormous material sources best serve the demands of students, professors and staff, including e-documents, audio files, videos and photos…

The content in the E-library is carefully chosen. It is daily updated and supplemented in order to help students and staff to learn and keep up with the latest information, and to best serve study and research demand. The research tools in the library are conveniently designed to help students easily access electronic material sources as well as local and foreign websites with the latest suitable contents for students’ majors.

The comfortable, quiet and large space with modern, convenient facilities makes the SIU library not only an ideal learning environment but also the school’s culture center.

The SIU library has been effectively supporting the teaching and learning mission of all SIU’s students and teachers.


Tran Nhan Tong Library is a part of the library system of Saigon International University. With a unique, new and modern Western architecture, the library is located at 18 Tong Huu Dinh, Thao Dien ward, District 2, City. Ho Chi Minh. The library is the main information center of the school, which provides a rich and diverse source of documents and Vietnamese literature on various topics. In order to well meet the information, learning, research, teaching and entertainment needs of all students, lecturers – staff at the school.

The outstanding feature of the library is that it is built in an open space model with a series of book stairs stretching across the floors. The space for self-study and rest space for readers is very spacious, airy and equipped with modern equipment. The diverse colors such as: orange, blue, yellow … are designed to combine harmoniously to create a youthful, creative and dynamic space for the library.


With the goal of creating an environment that provides information, enlightens minds, stimulates creativity and inspires learning and research for readers at the school. The library always focuses on investing in developing Vietnamese literature documents based on the curriculum at the school, accurately and effectively meeting all information needs, learning materials and research. At the same time, the library is constantly developing facilities and equipment as well as updating and renewing thinking in the way of management and service in a modern direction in order to provide a learning and research space. effective.


As a unit that advises school leaders on library work for teaching, learning and research throughout the school with Vietnamese literature sources.

Organize activities to provide information and learning materials in all fields such as economy, society, science and technology, technology, etc. to serve learning, teaching, and learning activities. school research and recreation.

Responsible for organizing, supplementing, developing and preserving the school’s resources.


Advising and assisting school leaders in building long-term and short-term planning and operation plans of the library; organize and coordinate the entire information, documentation and library system in the school and develop a plan to develop the library in a modern direction.

Exploiting, supplementing and developing Vietnamese-language information resources to quickly and effectively meet all teaching, learning and research needs at the university.

Organize, process, arrange, store, preserve and manage documents. Organize service, guide readers to exploit, search and effectively use Vietnamese literature resources and information products and services. Make annual report on operation situation and make ad-hoc reports at the request of the school and quality inspection agencies.


Traditional library

The library mainly serves Vietnamese books, currently has about 16,000 books including: textbooks, reference books, internship reports – graduation theses, scientific research articles, dictionaries… are arranged. in an orderly and scientific manner according to separate shelves such as textbook shelves, reference shelves to help readers find and use information easily and quickly.


The information resources in the electronic library are always exploited, carefully selected in terms of content and updated to ensure accurate, timely and effective information for readers.

The library website and document search tools are designed in a modern, simple and eye-catching way to help readers at the school access, search and use information at home and abroad easily and without cost. a lot of time. The outstanding information and documents are always updated regularly by the library on the electronic library portal.

In addition, the library also has a modern computer system pre-programmed with software and learning applications suitable for majors at the school. The Internet connection is always monitored and maintained regularly to ensure fast and uninterrupted access.